Tuesday, August 6, 2019

ANTIQUE FLAG RUG FINISHED!


ABOVE IS ANTIQUE FLAG RUG BY
MARIA BARTON.
I HOOKED IT WITH MOST OF
THE WOOLS FROM MY OLD GLORY RUG
I HOOKED BEFORE THE ANTIQUE FLAG.


LOVE HOW THEY LOOK TOGETHER!


HERE’S MY AMERICANA HALLWAY.


UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI


Saturday, August 3, 2019

ANTIQUE FLAG RUG PROGRESS...


ROUNDED MY THIRD CORNER.
I AM WORKING ON THE SECOND LONG
SIDE RIGHT NOW. HAD TO CUT MORE
 BLACKS TODAY BEFORE 
I COULD CONTINUE.
THE WHOLE RUG IS IN 8.5 CUTS.
ONLY HAVE SEVEN MORE OF 
THE TONGUE THINGS LEFT NOW.

UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Thursday, August 1, 2019

ANOTHER FLAG RUG....


ANTIQUE FLAG
BY MARIA BARTON 
OF STAR RUG COMPANY.

I STARTED HOOKING IT LAST WEEK.
I THINK IT WILL BE A 
NICE COMPANION TO MY 
OLD GLORY RUG.
I’M USING A LOT OF THE SAME WOOLS.

ZOE SEEMS TO LIKE IT! 

UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Friday, July 26, 2019

FRAMED SAMPLER FOR SALE.....




LUCINDA BECK
REPRODUCTION OF AN ANTIQUE SAMPLER
STITCHED BY ME FOR OUR HOME.
MEASURES 16” x 18-1/4” ON OUTSIDE OF FRAME.
BROWN PAPER BACKING AND SAWTOOTH HANGER.
NO GLASS. STITCHED IN BLUES AND BROWNS
 ON EVEN-WEAVE AND AGED. 
 PINE FRAME PAINTED BLACK AND AGED.

KINDLY ASKING $125.00 PLUS TRAVEL FARE.

  DOWNSIZING A FEW THINGS 
SO AM PARTING WITH IT.  
USA ONLY PLEASE.
I ACCEPT PAYPAL.
TO PURCHASE EMAIL ME AT

UNTIL NEXT TIME......LORI


Friday, July 12, 2019

LITTLE QUILT


JUST FINISHED HAND QUILTING, BINDING AND 
HANGING MY SMALL QUILT.  IT’S IN THE 
HALLWAY SO LIGHTING IS NOT THE BEST FOR
PICS BUT THOUGHT I’D SHARE IT.
I LIKE HOW IT LOOKS WITH MY LITTLE ANTIQUE 
DRESSES AND OLD 48 STAR FLAG.




UNTIL NEXT TIME......LORI



Friday, July 5, 2019

Small Quilt Top


I AM STILL IN THE AMERICANA COLORS 
FRAME OF MIND SO MADE THIS SMALL 
QUILT TO HAND QUILT FOR OUR HOME.
I AM NOT SURE YET HOW I WILL QUILT IT 
BUT I HOPE TO GET IT LAYERED AND
HAND BASTED THIS EVENING SO I CAN
GET TO QUILTING IT.  I HAVE A SPOT
ON THE WALL IN OUR HALLWAY IN
MIND FOR IT.  I WILL SHOW YOU WHEN IT
IS DONE AND HANGING.

HOPE EVERYONE HAS A GREAT WEEKEND.
GUESS YOU KNOW WHAT I WILL BE 
UP TO!

UNTIL NEXT TIME......LORI


Monday, July 1, 2019

HAPPY JULY FIRST!



I FINISHED MY OLD GLORY RUG!


I AM PLEASED WITH HOW IT CAME OUT.
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI




Friday, June 28, 2019

OLD GLORY RUG


I AM JUST ABOUT DONE WITH MY 
OLD GLORY RUG!  INSPIRED BY A 
RUG BY MY FRIEND KELLEY BELFAST.
I LOVE HOW IT IS COMING OUT.
THE TRIANGLE BORDERS ADD SO
MUCH I THINK.  I AM ON THE 
LAST BORDER NOW SO MAYBE 
I WILL GET IT DONE FOR 
INDEPENDENCE DAY!

UNTIL NEXT TIME......LORI

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

NEW CROSS STITCH PATTERN......


I HAVE A NEW CROSS STITCH PATTERN
READY FOR PURCHASE ON MY 
PICTURETRAIL!  
IT'S CALLED 1776 PATRIOTIC EAGLE
AND IS A NICE COMPLIMENT TO MY
PATRIOTIC EAGLES QUILT.
TO PURCHASE PLEASE VISIT
MY PICTURETRAIL.


OR IF PREFERRED CONTACT ME
THROUGH EMAIL AND I CAN
SEND AN INVOICE.


UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI




Tuesday, May 28, 2019

TINA’S HAVING A PATTERN SALE!


MY FRIEND TINA WOLTMAN IS HAVING A 
CROSS STITCH PATTERN SALE ON HER  
PICTURETRAIL! GET YOURS BEFORE HER 
SALE ENDS!!


UNTIL NEXT TIME......LORI

Sunday, May 19, 2019

NEW PILLOW COVERS


RAINY DAY YESTERDAY SO I DECIDED TO MAKE
SOME BROWN HOMESPUN PILLOW COVERS
FOR MY BED
I’VE BEEN WANTING TO GET TO.  VERY SIMPLE 
AND QUICK. 





RAINING AGAIN TODAY AND THINGS
ARE FINALLY GREENING UP HERE.
HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!

UNTIL NEXT TIME......LORI

Sunday, May 12, 2019

I'M HAVING AN AMERICANA SALE!


I'VE BEEN WORKING HARD ON SOME
HANDMADE GOODIES TO OFFER.
HERE ARE A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT 
HANGING BAGS. BOTH CROSS 
STITCH DESIGNS ARE BY MY FRIEND 
TINA WOLTMAN. 
THE ONE BELOW HAS A WOOL
STAR AND LETTERS ALONG
WITH THE CROSS STITCHED 1776.



ALSO HAVE A COUPLE LITTLE 
PRIMITIVE HOOKED MATS.
LOVE HOW THESE CAME OUT!


TWO CROSS STITCH PINKEEPS
DESIGNED BY TINA WOLTMAN.


SET OF FRAMED CROSS STITCH DESIGNED
BY ME AND IN SMALL VINTAGE FRAMES.
TINY, TINY STITCHES ON 40 COUNT LINEN!


I HAVE SIX NEW BIRDS TO OFFER. 
COTTON WITH WOOL WINGS.



I HAVE THREE QUILTS TO OFFER.
ALL HAND QUILTED BY ME.
THIS PATTERN IS BY LITTLE QUILTS.
LOVE THIS SWEET LITTLE DOLL QUILT! 
IT LOOKS SO OLD!


THIS LITTLE FLAG QUILT IS ALSO A DESIGN
BY LITTLE QUILTS BUT I'VE ADDED AN
EAGLE FROM MY PATRIOTIC EAGLES
QUILT PATTERN. LOVE, LOVE HOW THIS
CAME OUT!


THIS IS A FUN LITTLE FRIENDSHIP
QUILT WITH COLORS PERFECT FOR
THE PATRIOTIC HOLIDAYS! SWEET LITTLE
GIRL NAMES EMBROIDERED ON SOME
OF THE BLOCKS. I MADE THIS ONE A 
LITTLE WHILE AGO AND DON'T REMEMBER
THE DESIGNER.


I ALSO HAVE A COUPLE OF OLD THINGS
TO OFFER. A PANTRY BOX WITH NICE 
PATINA AND A BUTTER PRESS ALSO WITH
NICE PATINA. BOTH IN GOOD CONDITION 
FOR AGE.


PLEASE JOIN ME TOMORROW,
(MONDAY MAY 13TH) AT 9:30 AM
CENTRAL TIME ON MY PICTURETRAIL.
THE SALE ALBUM WILL BE CLOSED 
UNTIL THEN. NO PASSWORD WILL 
BE NEEDED.  ALL THE INFO AND MORE
PICTURES WILL BE AVAILABLE.


WISHING ALL THE MOTHER'S A 
BLESSED MOTHER'S DAY!
UNTIL TOMORROW.....LORI





Thursday, March 14, 2019

PATRIOTIC EAGLE QUILT PATTERN IS AVAILABLE.....


I'M SO EXCITED TO HAVE MY NEWEST 
QUILT PATTERN AVAILABLE IN PDF E-PATTERN
FORM TO OFFER!!  I REALLY ENJOYED 
MAKING THIS QUILT.  THE EAGLE
SHAPE WAS INSPIRED BY AN ANTIQUE 
CRIB QUILT BUT I PUT MY OWN TWIST ON IT.
THE PATTERN INCLUDES FULL SIZE TEMPLATES
FOR THE APPLIQUE WILL FULL INSTRUCTIONS
ON HOW I MADE MY QUILT.  
IT MEASURES 30" SQAURE.  TO PURCHASE 
PLEASE VISIT MY PICTURETRAIL WEBSITE.


IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE WITH THE PAYPAL
BUTTON JUST EMAIL ME AND I 
CAN SEND AN INVOICE. 

UNTIL NEXT TIME.......LORI

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

SNOW, EAGLE QUILT, MORE SNOW, KITCHEN & SNOW.....


MY EAGLE QUILT IS ALL FINISHED!  HERE IS A PIC
OF THE TOP BEFORE QUILTING AND BELOW
YOU CAN SEE SOME OF MY BAPTIST FAN 
QUILTING DESIGN. I FINISHED BINDING
IT THIS MORNING.  I NEED TO GET MY PATTERN
TOGETHER BUT HOPE TO DO IT IN THE NEXT WEEK
SO LOOK FOR IT SOON!  
IT MEASURES 30 INCHES SQUARE.




I SNAPPED A FEW PICS OF OUR KITCHEN
AND THOUGHT I'D SHARE THEM WITH YOU.
NOTHING MUCH, JUST SOME OF MY 
PRIMITIVE ANTIQUES.





IT SEEMS ALL IT'S BEEN DOING 
JANUARY & FEBRUARY IS 
SNOW, SNOW, SNOW!  WE
HAVEN'T HAD SNOW ALL AT ONCE
LIKE THIS IN MANY A YEAR.
IT'S BEEN ALL I COULD DO TO KEEP
UP WITH BLOWING, SHOVELING, TAKING
CARE OF THE HOUSE AND BEING A 
CAREGIVER BUT THE LORD HAS
BLESSED ME AND SOMEHOW I'VE
BEEN ABLE TO MANAGE TO GET
DONE WHAT I NEEDED TO.
THE ABOVE PIC IS A PATH I BLOW
FOR ZOE IN THE BACK YARD AND YOU
CAN SEE THE SNOW IS UP TO THE HANDLES
ON THE SNOWBLOWER.
BELOW YOU CAN SEE OURS AND OUR
NEIGHBORS MAILBOXES BURIED.
I'VE HAD TO DIG THEM OUT MORE
THAN ONCE AFTER THE COUNTY PLOW
WENT BY.  THERE IS LITERALLY 
NOWHERE TO PUT MORE SNOW!  OUR 
STREET IS GETTING NARROWER AS
THE COUNTY PLOW CAN ONLY MOVE
IT SO FAR NOW.  MARCH CAN BE OUR
STORM MONTH AND WE USUALLY GET
A STORM AROUND ST. PATRICK'S DAY.
WE WILL SEE BUT WE KNOW SPRING
IS AROUND THE CORNER.
I COUNT MY BLESSINGS THAT WE HAVE
A NICE WARM HOUSE AND THAT THIS
WINTER DIDN'T HAPPEN LAST WINTER 
WHEN WE WERE HAVING THE BATHROOM
ADDITION BUILT FOR BRIAN. WHAT A 
BLESSING WE COULD HAVE THAT DONE
IN WINTER!  


I HAVEN'T HAD MUCH TIME TO SNOWSHOE
THIS WINTER BUT A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO
SOME FRIENDS UP FROM 
ILLINOIS HELPED ME BREAK TRAIL ON 
A SHORT ROUTE I CAN EASILY DO 
FROM THE HOUSE SO I PLAN TO
GET OUT AGAIN THIS AFTERNOON.

BLESSINGS TO EACH ONE THIS DAY.
UNTIL NEXT TIME......LORI

Monday, February 11, 2019

NEW QUILT AND SNOW........


I'VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT DOING A NEW 
QUILT DESIGN WITH EAGLES FOR THE PAST 
FEW WEEKS AND FINALLY GOT GOING ON IT
THE OTHER DAY.  MY DEAR FRIEND JUDY
GAVE ME A TON OF GREAT QUILT FABRICS
(THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH, JUDY!)
AND I'VE BEEN INSPIRED BY THEM TO DO 
SOMETHING AMERICANA BUT IN A MUTED
MORE PRIMITIVE WAY. THERE WILL BE 
NO WHITE IN THIS QUILT BUT LOTS
OF TANS AND BROWNS ALONG WITH REDS AND 
BLUES.  I FOUND AN ANTIQUE
QUILT ON PINTEREST THAT HAD A SIMPLE
EAGLE APPLIQUE DESIGN AND WAS INSPIRED
TO COME UP WITH WHAT I HAVE HERE.
IT WILL BE VERY SCRAPPY WITH THE SASHING
AND BORDERS AND I SURE HOPE IT COMES
OUT LIKE I ENVISION IT!  I'M STILL WORKING ON
THE LOWER RIGHT HAND BLOCK AND
PLAN TO ADD SOME FOLKY APPLIQUED STARS
TO EACH BLOCK EITHER SIDE OF THE
EAGLES HEADS.  STAY TUNED
FOR MORE TO COME ON THIS PROJECT.
IF I LIKE HOW IT COMES OUT I'LL DO 
AN E-PATTERN OF IT.


FIRST WE GOT RAIN A WEEK AGO THAT FROZE
ON EVERYTHING AS TEMPERATURES 
DROPPED. NOW WE HAVE BEEN GETTING
SNOW ON TOP OF THAT AND I'M RUNNING
OUT OF ROOM TO PUT IT WHEN I SHOVEL!
HERE IS OUR LITTLE SHED HOLDING ON
IN THE GENTLE FOLDS OF SNOW
AND PATIENTLY WAITING FOR SPRING.
THANKFULLY WE HAVEN'T LOST POWER
BUT I NOTICED WE HAVE SOME POPLARS BENT
OVER SOME POWER LINES LIKE YOU SEE
BEHIND THE SHED SO WE CALLED THE
POWER COMPANY TO COME TAKE A LOOK.
THEY HAVEN'T AS YET BUT I'M SURE WE 
ARE NOT A HIGH PRIORITY.  WE DO HAVE 
A GENERATOR SO AM THANKFUL FOR THAT!

WISHING ALL A BLESSED WINTERS DAY.
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Friday, February 1, 2019

CROWS & PUMPKINS QUILT


YOU MAY REMEMBER THIS QUILT I STARTED
LAST SPRING OR SUMMER. MY FRIEND KATHY AND
I WORKED ON THEM TOGETHER, EACH DOING
OUR OWN.  I HAND QUILT ALL MY QUILTS
AND I HAD IT READY TO GO BUT HAD
TO SET IT ASIDE FOR SEVERAL MONTHS.
I JUST FINISHED QUILTING, BINDING AND EVEN
GOT A HANGING SLEEVE ON THE BACK SO
IT'S ALL READY FOR THIS FALL WHEN
IT'S TIME TO DECORATE!  IT WILL BE FUN
TO HAVE SOMETHING NEW TO DISPLAY.
DESIGN IS BY CHERI PAYNE. SADLY, CHERI
HAS PASSED AWAY BUT HER SPIRIT LIVES
ON IN ALL OF HER WONDERFUL DESIGNS
AND INSPIRATION IN THE QUILT WORLD 
AND BEYOND!  THIS PATTERN IS HARD TO
COME BY NOW SO I'M GLAD I HAD IT IN
MY STASH. I'D BEEN WANTING TO GET TO
IT FOR SOME TIME.



I WANT TO THANK ALL WHO TOOK PART
IN MY LITTLE UPDATE RECENTLY.
I'M SO VERY THANKFUL TO HAVE SOLD OUT.

WE ARE STAYING WARM AND TOASTY
HERE BUT WITH -31* A COUPLE OF NIGHTS, 
I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO A BIT WARMER
WINTER TEMPS.  SUPPOSED TO START WARMING 
SOON. STAY SAFE AND WARM OUT THERE.

UNTIL NEXT TIME......LORI